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Forum: European Delivery 10-13-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By boothguy
What a great experience! Drove the Nordschliefe...

What a great experience! Drove the Nordschliefe once, and if I can ever pry The Spousal Unit away from Italy on a future trip, will most definitely do it again. And I'll be sure to book some laps...
Forum: European Delivery 10-13-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,988
Posted By boothguy
Very nicely done. From my experience three years...

Very nicely done. From my experience three years ago, Driving an M3 in Europe is somewhat akin to dating a supermodel in terms of the attention you and your ride attract. So I can only imagine what...
Forum: European Delivery 10-13-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,822
Posted By boothguy
A rainy afternoon in Panama I happened to...

A rainy afternoon in Panama

I happened to check Marine Traffic's website this afternoon, and saw that the Virgo Leader was about to transit the Miraflores Locks in the Panama Canal. So I made an...
Forum: European Delivery 10-13-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By boothguy
Adding my congratulations. I'll be looking for...

Adding my congratulations. I'll be looking for you here on the SoCal freeways.
Forum: European Delivery 10-05-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,565
Posted By boothguy
Nice photos - thanks for sharing. We just...

Nice photos - thanks for sharing. We just completed our third delivery at Welt, and although I mentioned it to my CA and to the ED department in NJ and to my delivery coordinator at Welt, we didn't...
Forum: European Delivery 10-01-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By boothguy
Mike: find time to do the factory tour. Well...

Mike: find time to do the factory tour. Well worth the time investment.
Forum: European Delivery 10-01-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 775
Posted By boothguy
While there's no law that says you have to be in...

While there's no law that says you have to be in the picture, we can see the car(s) by going on BMW's website whenever we want. This forum is about the experience of European Delivery, and our...
Forum: European Delivery 10-01-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By boothguy
IIRC from the factory tour in '08, a 7-8 day...

IIRC from the factory tour in '08, a 7-8 day production turn is about right. Mine was also built a week or so ahead of what I recall being told, but that was for a late-August delivery date, so...
Forum: European Delivery 09-27-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,822
Posted By boothguy
I swore I wasn't going to get sucked in to the...

I swore I wasn't going to get sucked in to the whole 'Where's the ship right now, this minute?" thing again this time. Thus far, not off to a great start.

It started off innocently enough. A...
Forum: European Delivery 09-26-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,670
Posted By boothguy
MB330: We're back in SoCal, car's on the Virgo...

MB330: We're back in SoCal, car's on the Virgo Leader, sailing today from Bremerhaven. Expected docking in Port Hueneme 10/24.

But to stay on topic, the gift shops at the airport were stocking...
Forum: European Delivery 09-23-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,822
Posted By boothguy
Just because I thought you would enjoy it, hereís...

Just because I thought you would enjoy it, hereís a couple of minutes worth of video taken while driving the ridiculously narrow roads in the hills (mountains to me) above Valpolicella.
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Forum: European Delivery 09-23-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,670
Posted By boothguy
Yeah. That looks like good, clean fun. ...

Yeah. That looks like good, clean fun. Especially all the pools of vomit. How have I missed it all this time?
Forum: European Delivery 09-23-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,689
Posted By boothguy
The flight delay caused us to miss connections by...

The flight delay caused us to miss connections by a day - a shame, really. Thought that was your car right next to us, and it was (background of the attached pic). Definitely regretted deleting the...
Forum: European Delivery 09-22-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,822
Posted By boothguy
Closing the loop: Valpolicella, Bavaria and...

Closing the loop: Valpolicella, Bavaria and home.

Our route is north again, closing the loop on our 1,750 mile trip and headed for a rendezvous with the shipping agent that will put the BMW on a...
Forum: European Delivery 09-22-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By boothguy
Hi Mike: Echoing what the others have said...

Hi Mike:

Echoing what the others have said here, it's very, very simple and very reliable as well. Only a couple of cautions/pointers:

1. The computer's route calculations are VERY sensitive...
Forum: European Delivery 09-16-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,822
Posted By boothguy
Chianti Classico country, or why it's often...

Chianti Classico country, or why it's often better to be lucky than good.

We seem to keep blundering into great experiences on our ED trips- especially where it involves Italy. We've had our bad...
Forum: European Delivery 09-16-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By boothguy
Completed purchase order cutoff is 30 days prior...

Completed purchase order cutoff is 30 days prior to pickup. That of course doesn't take into consideration the prior decision, negotiation and communication time required to get to the "final...
Forum: European Delivery 09-16-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,295
Posted By boothguy
Most are unmanned. Just use the ones that either...

Most are unmanned. Just use the ones that either have the large VIACARD symbol, or the ones that have a smaller credit card symbol. Never a problem with having cash or exact change.

Granted,...
Forum: European Delivery 09-15-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,822
Posted By boothguy
Thanks for the comments on the color. As I...

Thanks for the comments on the color.

As I may have mentioned elsewhere, I sort of backed-into the selection of the white for this car.

I had really tried to talk myself into the Melbourne Red...
Forum: European Delivery 09-14-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,822
Posted By boothguy
QUOTE=MB330;8588252]Was thinking, maybe when you...

QUOTE=MB330;8588252]Was thinking, maybe when you get your car back - we will visit you - it's in our To Do list for the past 3 years. http://forumkiev.com/images/smilies/drinks.gif[/QUOTE]

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Forum: European Delivery 09-14-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,822
Posted By boothguy
A family visit in Cortona Cortona is a...

A family visit in Cortona

Cortona is a smallish hilltown in southeastern Tuscany, overlooking the Val di Chiana. Made famous by Frances Mayes' book Under The Tuscan Sun (and therefore crowded...
Forum: European Delivery 09-13-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,822
Posted By boothguy
Gluhwein: for a second there, I thought you were...

Gluhwein: for a second there, I thought you were referring to noticing my bald spot in one of the pics. You meant the statue.... The weather has actually been terrific, with lots of top-down days...
Forum: European Delivery 09-13-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,822
Posted By boothguy
The Florence thing In our four previous...

The Florence thing

In our four previous trips to Italy, we'd avoided Florence because of our dislike for big cities, and the fear that it would be a death march from one museum to the next....
Forum: European Delivery 09-11-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,822
Posted By boothguy
Wow. Stuart's effusive praise makes me want to...

Wow. Stuart's effusive praise makes me want to turn the car around and go right back. Except that we're in Tuscany now, which doesn't exactly suck. Another update on the way... thanks!
Forum: European Delivery 09-10-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,822
Posted By boothguy
Deep in the Piemontese countryside From Lake...

Deep in the Piemontese countryside

From Lake Como, itís an easy three-hour drive to the Piedmont region of Italy, with its broad valleys surrounded by rolling hills.

We stayed with a couple we...
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